KFC opens futuristic restaurant in Shanghai run by robots

KFC opens futuristic restaurant in Shanghai run by robots

[Ed. – How can they tell?]

Colonel Sanders is now assembling a robot army — programmed to serve fried chicken.

At a high-tech new KFC restuarant in Shanghai, customers can order food via a voice-activated robot named “Dumi”.

And the automaton is even sophisticated enough to handle order changes as well as substitutions – but sadly it can’t quite manage the English language yet.

Dumi is the culmination of ten years of research and development into artificial intelligence by Baidu – a Chinese web services company. The robot is said to appear soon in other real-world environments, although Baidu has not provided any specific details.

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